Getting There & Away
Transportes Vilcamixtos is a taxi-truck cooperative on the main plaza (you can’t miss the green-and-white trucks). Most charge $1.50 to $4 for nearby destinations.
Buses, minivans and taxis leave from the tiny bus terminal. Taxis colectivos ($2, 45 minutes) depart frequently to Loja after four people cram in; Vilcabambaturis minibuses ($1.30, one hour) leave on the hour.
Buses from Loja stop in Vilcabamba on their way south to Zumba ($9, around five hours) and the Peruvian border, from where there is onward transportation to Chachapoyas, Peru.